Sparked by the death of my mother in 2007 and by my own 60th birthday two-and-a-half years later, in 2010 I found myself thinking a lot about the women in my life. Partly as a tribute to her memory and also to commemorate female friendship, I embarked on a mission to make portraits of women friends. The project was a way not only to honor these relationships, but it also became an expression of my own feelings about growing older and facing loss. I found that the pictures I liked most were the ones that honestly documented my friends' joyful -- but also sad -- expressions, their unique features, graying hair and, yes, even their wrinkles. I find all of them -- both my own contemporaries and those of my mother's generation -- beautiful and inspiring companions for this seasoned stage of life. In 2012, I produced a selection of my portraits in a book, Endearing Elegance.
(2010-2012; Digital origin)